Philpott Road Fire

Updates

2:08 PM Thu, Sep 07, 2017
All remaining Evacuation Alerts for the Philpott Road fire are now rescinded and residents of the area can bring their farm animals back to their properties. An area restriction for all Crown land in...
11:12 AM Mon, Sep 04, 2017
Effective 11 a.m. today, the remaining seven evacuation orders for the Philpott Road Fire have been downgraded to evacuation alerts and five other properties on “Our Road” have been removed from...
1:51 PM Sun, Sep 03, 2017
In consultation with the BC Wildfire Service, the Emergency Operation Centre is downgrading the Evacuation Order for some additional residents affected by the 465-hectare Philpott Road wildfire. The...
2:23 PM Fri, Sep 01, 2017
Central Okanagan, B.C. – Firefighting progress on the Philpott wildfire will permit a portion of the Evacuation Order to be rescinded as of 3 p.m. today Properties changing from Evacuation Order to...
12:25 PM Thu, Aug 31, 2017
With progress made on the wildfire at 30% containment, the Evacuation Alert area has been adjusted. Residents on evacuation alert should be prepared to leave their homes again on short notice, if...
10:54 AM Thu, Aug 31, 2017
An updated area restriction for all Crown land in the vicinity of the Philpott wildfire came into effect at 12 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2017. Area restrictions under Section 11(2) of the Wildfire Act are put...
3:58 PM Wed, Aug 30, 2017
Central Okanagan, B.C. – Crews continued to action the Philpott wildfire today with approximately 35 structural crews from eight Central and North Okanagan fire departments with thirteen pieces of...
12:00 PM Wed, Aug 30, 2017
Central Okanagan, B.C. – With reduced fire activity overnight, more Joe Rich residents are being allowed to return home. The Evacuation Order for the Philpott Road Fire has been partially rescinded...
3:05 PM Tue, Aug 29, 2017
Central Okanagan, B.C. –  Highway 33 is now open to two-lane traffic through the Philpott Road Fire zone and motorists are asked to obey flagging personnel and modified speed limit signage. The road...
1:17 PM Tue, Aug 29, 2017
Central Okanagan, B.C. –  The Evacuation Order for the Philpott Road Fire has been partially rescinded, allowing approximately 186 Joe Rich residents from 81 properties to return home. These...
5:35 PM Mon, Aug 28, 2017
This evening and overnight, about 20 structural fire crews from seven Central and North Okanagan fire departments will be monitoring the Philpott Road wildfire.  They’ll have nine pieces of equipment...
11:20 AM Mon, Aug 28, 2017
With progress on the Philpott Road wildfire, the Evacuation Order has again been partially rescinded allowing approximately 120 Joe Rich residents from 52 properties to return home. Some returning...
7:28 AM Mon, Aug 28, 2017
Another hot day ahead on the fire lines for the crews attacking 465-hectare Philpott Road wildfire.  BC Wildfire says there is 20 per cent containment. Overnight structural firefighters and those...
11:00 AM Sun, Aug 27, 2017
Central Okanagan, B.C. – Approximately 600 residents in the area of the Philpott Road fire will be allowed to return home this morning, but will remain on alert to be re-evacuated if needed. The...
8:03 PM Sat, Aug 26, 2017
Central Okanagan, B.C. – The 465 hectare Philpott Road Wildfire remained active Saturday, mostly within the existing fire boundaries. The BC Wildfire Service reported that consistent hot, dry weather...
12:58 PM Sat, Aug 26, 2017
Overnight, fire crews worked to snuff out fires and hotspots, monitored the blaze, and protected properties from the Philpott Road wildfire. There haven’t been any reports of damage and there were no...
7:07 PM Fri, Aug 25, 2017
Structural firefighters are on the ground tonight actively working to protect buildings and properties from the Philpott Road wildfire.  So far, there haven’t been any reports of damage. Overnight,...
4:55 PM Fri, Aug 25, 2017
Conditions have been good today for crews fighting the Philpott Road wildfire.  BC Wildfire Service says the blaze grew slightly from late yesterday and is estimated at 400-hectares. Structural fire...
7:08 AM Fri, Aug 25, 2017
Kelowna, B.C.  – There were no unexpected challenges overnight for firefighters on the Philpott Road wildfire. Cool overnight conditions and minimal wind kept the fire from progressing. Thick smoke...
9:00 PM Thu, Aug 24, 2017
No change is expected overnight for the Philpott Road wildfire Evacuation Order.  An estimated 1,100 people are out of their homes in a large section of Joe Rich, just east of Kelowna in the Central...
7:38 PM Thu, Aug 24, 2017
Highway 33 will remain closed overnight between Gallaghers Road in Kelowna and Big White Road as crews continue to fight the Philpott Road wildfire.    If people must travel a detour is available...
4:54 PM Thu, Aug 24, 2017
The Emergency Support Services reception centre is now open to assist the estimated 1,100 people on Evacuation Order for the Philpott Road wildfire.  The centre is located at Willow Park Church, 439...
3:45 PM Thu, Aug 24, 2017
An Evacuation Order for the Philpott Road wildfire has been issued for the entire area of Joe Rich, from Walker Hill on the Highway 33 western boundary of the City of Kelowna to Big White Road to the...
2:46 PM Thu, Aug 24, 2017
The Emergency Operations Centre has been activated to support fire crews fighting a spreading wildfire in the Joe Rich area. An evacuation is underway for properties from Cardinal Creek Road to the...